Thursday, February 24, 2022

Abbott Elementary Scoring Big in Multi-Platform Viewing; Fox Announces Celebrities for Name That Tune Season 2

Abbott Elementary

The time-period premiere and second telecast of ABC's Abbott Elementary from Tuesday, Jan. 4 hit 9.0 million Total Viewers and scored a 2.93 rating among Adults 18-49 after 35 days of viewing across linear and digital platforms. In fact, the second episode of Abbott Elementary stood as ABC's highest-rated comedy telecast (new or returning) in nearly 2 years with Adults 18-49 (2.93 rating) – since the 4/8/20 series finale of Modern Family. Abbott Elementary jumped over its December series debut by 27% in Total Viewers (9.0 million vs. 7.1 million) and by 24% with Adults 18-49 (2.93 rating vs. 2.37 rating). After 35 days of multiplatform viewing, Abbott Elementary grew by +5.6 million Total Viewers over its Live+Same Day average (3.4 million to 9.0 million) and soared by +358% among Adults 18-49 over its initial rating (2.93 rating vs. 0.64 rating).

From creator, executive producer and star Quinta Brunson, and executive producers Justin Halperin and Patrick Schumacker, comes Abbott Elementary, a workplace comedy following a group of dedicated, passionate teachers - and a slightly tone-deaf principal - as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life, and though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do - even if they don't love the school district's less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children. Abbott Elementary stars Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard.


Name That Tune Celebrity Edition

Fox's Name That Tune returns with celebrity games for season two on Fox! The all-new season will feature many games with singers, actors, Olympians and NFL champiobs playing for their favorite charities, as well as a new stage, new band and themed games. Celeb list is below, including multiple sitcom stars and Beverly Hills 90210 alums! Season Two of Name That Tune debuts on Tuesday, March 29 @ 9/8c on Fox!

Actress and Television Personality Jodie Sweetin (Full House, Fuller House), playing for The Scleroderma Research Foundation vs. Actor Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), playing for the State Forty Eight Foundation
Former Beverly Hills 90210 sweethearts "Kelly" and "Steve" go note to note: Actress Jennie Garth, playing for the Equus Foundation vs. Actor Ian Ziering, playing for The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation
TV Personality/Actress/Singer Kelly Osbourne, playing for the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai vs. Singer/Songwriter/Actress JoJo, playing for The Hole in the Wall Gang
Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy, playing for the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation vs. Actress/Director Kim Fields (The Facts of Life, The Upshaws), playing for Back On My Feet
Actor/Singer Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), playing for Broadway Dreams vs. Spice Girl & Singer/Actress Mel B., playing for Women's Aid
Singer/Songwriter Cassadee Pope, playing for Creative Waves Foundation vs. Singer/Actress Jana Kramer, playing for Safe Horizon
Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, playing for both the Alzheimer's Association and OneMind.org vs. Five-Time Olympic Medalist Nastia Liukin, playing for the Special Olympics
Former NFL Star/Super Bowl Champ/Actor Vernon Davis, playing for the Vernon Davis Foundation vs. Former NFL Star/Super Bowl Champ Victor Cruz, playing for the Victor Cruz Foundation


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Watch Josh on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela talk about their new book, The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There, on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Shining Vale/Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom/Molloy) - Mayim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer talks about her new memoir, Out of the Corner: A Memoir, on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Glen talks about Top Gun: Maverick on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-May)

ALT= Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)

02/08 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Ninth Season
02/22 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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